Friday, October 29, 2010

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Related links: The Esquire Balanced Budget Project.


Anonymous said...

Regarding the Esquire article. The money we spend on military bases abroad (defending Europe and ourselves from the long dead Soviet Union) has to be the most under reported story in the whole economic fight.

Lakenheath and Mildenhall in United Kingdom, Eindhoven in Netherlands,
Brüggen, Geilenkirchen, Landsberg, Ramstein, Spangdahlem, Rhein-Main in Germany, Istres and Avord in France.
Morón de la Frontera and Rota in Spain, Brescia, Vicenza, Piacenza, Aviano, Istrana, Trapani, Ancora, Pratica di Mare, Amendola, Sigonella, Gioia dell Colle, Grazzanise and Brindisi in Italy, Tirana in Albania,
Incirlik in Turkey, Eskan Village in Saudi Arabia
In Europe, there are 116,000 US military personnel including 75,603 who are stationed in Germany.

Consider the old econ axiom of the $7 created in local economies for each $1 federal dollar spent.
Consider those dollars being created in the local economies in European cities. Consider that the economies in the countries where those bases are get the additional benefit of not having to spend any money on their own defense budgets.

The largest air force in the world: The U.S. Air Force. The second largest air force in the world: The U.S. Navy.


Batocchio said...

Happy birthday! I found a little something for you, but you might have it already. (The previous one is good, too.)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, DG.

Sending along a link in the hopes it cracks a smile.

just some dude from Canada said...

Great discussion as usual, you two.
I really hope your plan to singlehandedly overhaul the Corporate Media juggernaut comes to fruition. You are fighting the good fight, please remember that a lot of folks OUTSIDE the US are watching what is happening lately, cant help but admire your dedication to what you believe is right, not for you, but for the majority of people, and that is what always comes thru in your podcasts.

All the best!
Nova Scotia

steeve said...

If your representation of the Esquire budget balancers is accurate, they are too stupid to be published and I'm not taking it.

Here are the highest priority steps (in both returns and ease of implementation) to balancing the budget:

1 raise a tax on the rich
2 raise another tax on the rich
3 raise another tax on the rich
4 raise another tax on the rich
5 raise another tax on the rich

Coming in at a distant 6-8 is economic stimulus, single payer health care, and huge cuts in defense. Coming in at 99 is raising the gas tax.

Anyone who doesn't realize that raising taxes on the rich is absolutely free money is too stupid to be on the national scene. It not only doesn't hurt the country or the economy or jobs in the tiniest way, it doesn't even hurt the rich people themselves. They've been stockpiling for 30 years. We'll get trillions by skimming a tiny withdrawal off the top and they won't even feel it.

There shouldn't be a single word of respect or praise given to people this stupid.

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